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Collective Worship

School Assemblies - Easter 1

School staff and local clergy will be providing virtual assemblies which follow the themes for each week below:

Date

Theme

Bible Readings

Speakers

Booklet

4th Jan

New Year New start

Value/Inspire- Possibility

Isaiah 43:18-19 

Mr Braithwaite

Booklet

11th Jan

New Year New start

Value/Inspire- Possibility

Psalm 65:11

Mr Braithwaite

Booklet

18th Jan

 

Strong Foundation

Believe/Faith

Matthew 7:24-27 

Mrs Astley

Booklet

25th Jan

What are you thankful for?

Inspire/Awe & Wonder

 

Psalm 9:1 

James 1:17 

Head Boy/Girl

Owen, Bella

Booklet

1st Jan

 

Respect

Inspire/Agape

Matthew 7:12

John 13:34-35 

Mrs Stedman

Booklet

8th Feb

 

Success

Samuel 18:24

Rev Heaton

Video

Booklet

Dates/Week A-B

Themes

Bible Verses

Clips

Booklet

Week A

Mon 22nd Feb

Acts of Generosity

Galatians 5:22-23

Youtube- COVID 19 acts of kindness          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2eLGXmczUM

 

Booklet

Week B

Mon 1st March

Lent           

(what is Lent)

Matthew 4:1-11

Youtube -    Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey.

https://youtu.be/QGYAGRfO3gA

 

Booklet

Week A

Mon 8th March

God thinks YOU.

Are perfect

Ephesians

2:10 – 1:4

Youtube- I am Human: Unique and Imperfect - Beautiful Inspiring Video!

https://youtu.be/wS_HLYCOgR0

Booklet

Week B

Mon 15th March

What is the meaning of Easter

Matthew 20:17-19

YoutubeThe story of Jesus in 4min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3UKd6LQKng

Rev. Julian Heaton

Booklet

Week A

Mon 22nd March

Jesus Death

John 19:28-30

 

 

YouTube - The Cost

https://youtu.be/rXjFCzPgnJk

Booklet

Week B

Mon 29th March

Jesus Resurrection

Luke 24:2-3

John 11:25-26

Youtube -   'GOD IS SPEAKING'

https://youtu.be/qJARfWkQyH4

 

Booklet


#FaithAtHome Series 2 - How do we flourish together?

Each session will centre around an encounter Jesus has with someone in the Bible, which helps us explore the themes below. There will be resources for all year groups. For each theme, we will provide a series of short film clips, tutor resource pack and a range of home-based activities:

Date Theme Video Resources
28 Sep Key Festival: Harvest No Video Resources
5 Oct Why do we belong together? Video Resources
19 Oct How do we know we are loved? Video Resources
2 Nov How do we get back on track? Video Resources
16 Nov How do we make sense of our feelings? Video Resources
30 Nov How do we face our fears? Video Resources
Early Nov Key Festivals: Advent and Christmas Video Resources
7 Dec How can we have hope for tomorrow? Video Resources
More information about Faith At Home can be found here.

#FaithAtHome Series 1

The Church of England are running Faith at Home which is a national campaign that builds on the work of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith to support the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people. They are releasing a short video each Friday on the themes listed below.

Date Theme Video Resources
8th May Hope Video Resources
15th May Courage Video Resources
22nd May Love Video Resources
29th May Humility Video Resources
5th June Patience Video Resources
12th June Resilience Video Resources
19th June Kindness Video Resources
26th June Generosity Video Resources
3rd July Vulnerability Video Resources
10th July Compassion Video Resources
17th July Flourishing Video Resources
More information about Faith At Home can be found here.

Christian Ethos and values

As a Church of England school, the Christian ethos and values that we hold are central to the daily life of the school. Collective worship is integral to the start of every day. This enables us to place God at the centre of our learning and enables pupils to start each day with reflection and prayer.

Collective worship in our school

Collective worship takes place on a daily basis and takes place either as form worship, year assembly, or key stage assembly. Visiting speakers regularly deliver worship and this enables pupils to encounter a range of members of the clergy from the local community. Assemblies cover themes which relate to the school ethos and also follow the Christian calendar throughout the year. Additionally, pupils complete activities in form time which feed into assemblies. For example, reflecting on what we receive from the environment during Harvest, completing 40 acts of kindness during Lent and considering thankfulness during Easter term.

Additionally, pupils will have the opportunity to participate in communions with their form and also their year group. Again, this follows the Christian calendar throughout the year.

Special services are held at particular times of year, including Remembrance Day, the Carol service and also the Commissioning service for our Year 11 pupils as they embark upon the next stage of their academic career.

Full School Year of Seasonal Acts of Worship in Assemblies

Christmas 1

Harvest, Food bank, Urban Outreach, Coloured sand jar

Christmas 2

Advent Candles and school prayer, Remembrance pictures on screen in assembly, and the Posada Nativity starts its journey round the homes of pupils and staff.

Easter 1

Scrolls of thanks, each form brings a thankful prayer scroll to the fish in assembly.

Easter 2

Lent 40 Acts of generosity, making a difference in our school community.

Trinity 1

Easter: Pascal candle and school prayer.

Trinity 2

Trinity: Describing attributes of God as God, Father, Son or Holy Spirit. Place note on Pyramid in assembly.